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The Wedding Gift

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Marlen Suyapa Bodden

Narrated By: Jenna Lamia, January Lavoy

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: September 2013

Duration: 10 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen's daughter and Clarissa's sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa's husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once powerful family.
Told through alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius' wife, The Wedding Gift is a stunning novel that shows where the complicated and compelling bonds and relationships between women explored in novels like The Help and The Secret Life of Bees began. Marlen Suyapa Bodden's novel is an intimate portrait of slavery and the 19th century South that shows where this particular American story and dynamic all started and will leave listeners breathless.
Includes a reading group guide read by the author

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  • Hanifa Barnes

    Very engaging and emotional read. The narration really pulled into the life of Sarah and Theodora. I wish the secrets were revealed before the end.

Wedding Gift

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Wedding Gift, Marlen Suyapa Bodden